Auditions for the school play occur in early December

On Dec. 7 and 8 in the Lecture Hall from 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., auditions for the Spring Play took place.

The play is called “Anne of Green Gables,” a children’s novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story is about an orphan girl who finds a home with elderly siblings, Matthew Cuthbert and Marilla Cuthbert, in Avonlea on Canada’s Prince Edward Island.

According to, “Needing help on their farm, Green Gables, the Cuthberts apply to adopt a boy from an orphanage. By mistake, however, a red-haired, freckle-faced 11-year-old girl named Anne Shirley is sent to the siblings. While Matthew instantly takes to Anne, Marilla is unsure about keeping her. However, the cheerful and highly imaginative Anne gradually transforms the joyless lives of shy Matthew and prim Marilla, and they come to view her as a daughter.”

Freshman Rose Windholz was one student who auditioned for the Spring Play since she has been involved in theater before.

“I started around 10 or 12,” Windholz said. “Before that, I did make believe, and I would create stories and act out and everything, but then I heard of Hays Arts Council’s programs, and I got involved in that and grew my skills. I also go to Becky’s Dance for musical theater.”

Windholz was also involved in the Fall Musical this November.

“I was in ‘Seussical’ as part of the ensemble and understudy for Bird Girl Two,” Windholz said. “I kind of look up to a few of the seniors that did ‘Seussical’ because they were so energized and so positive, and I would really like to be that way – to help others during that time.”